Grateful Dead Live at Hampton Coliseum on 1987-03-23
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- Grateful Dead
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- 2004-07-07 10:52:28
- DAT (master, direct copy from PCM @ 44.1) Sony DTC-A6 > DIO 2448 > CDWAV > SHN by Bill Gardner; QC by dankseeds
- Hampton, VA
- Hampton Coliseum
*Touch, as timely as ever for this time. Hearing the crowd roar along is one of the most fun elements of this show. Listen to Jer rouse 'em during Iko
*Stranger. No, the pitch isn't off - they just play it fast and drive it hard!
*Stella is, indeed, lovely.
*Starting Lovelight during the end of Throwing Stones.
There's an implied fragility to these post-coma shows in the spring of '87 that is quite tangible throughout the recording, but Jer never seems interested. The band, at this point, wasn't interested in jams going on longer than a couple of minutes at a time, but their immediate music-making goals were met over and over before all that Touch of Grey FM madness.
Subject: Grate Year and Grate Venue
As far as the highlights? They are all highlights at this show really. But there is ONE "super" highlight..... Stella Blue! In my humble opinion, it is the best Stella ever, and certainly the best Stella I've ever seen live in well over 100 shows.
Even though Dead shows are totally mind blowing on the whole, it's the performances of tunes like Stella Blue that leave you stunned, with your mouth hanging open, in complete disbelief at what you are experiencing. It's tunes like Stella that explain the reason for the Dead's following, and make you realize that it - The Dead - will NEVER happen again!
Subject: great oude bro aud, great iko only bettered by 7-6-87 pittsburg 2nd set smoker!
Subject: the booing before 2nd set tuning
What stands out in my memory of this show was ths space>other one, where in my altered state, it sounded to me like 'the other one' was being played inverted, or sort of... backwards. One of my favorite weird moments in the years I followed from 77-88 :). Listenning to it now it still sounds great but not as backwards as I remember lol
Subject: revved up truckin'
Subject: Nothin Left to do but :-) :-) :-)
Subject: althea is one of my favorite dead tunes
Subject: Vocals are tinny.
Subject: Hi-energy and Crowd sizzling!
Subject: I was there
Subject: Another solid '87
Subject: Almost as good as it gets in '87
2nd Set: Why the boo'ing? Anyhoo the crowd loves the announcement of "Box." Solid choice considering the communalism suggested by the tape. Too bad he's forgetting some lines, ehhh...it's nothin', you can feel everyone beamin. "Man Smart" effortlesly boogie's...they're there. The obligatory ballad "Ship" slows things down unnecessarily, But "Truckin" picks the steam back up. C'mon Bobby add some personality to your bleh vocals. The band's one tight unit!, and builds quite dramatically. "Drums" comes and goes from my memory. Uh oh, feel the storm clouds moving in on our sweet, unsuspecting crowd... YES. A generous heaping of my fave Bobby song leads to the saddest song west of "China Doll." "Stella" pleas for reconcilliation, and is so heartstopping lonely..."Throwing" is well-rendered if a tad rushed sounding. "Lovelight" is a nice change of pace, but a tad abbreviated. Crowd is certainly stoked. "US Blues" is standard, but the crowd certainly is going home tonight feeling pleased that they saw an above-average Grateful dead show.
Subject: talkin 'bout HEY NOW!!
Great emotion throughout the show. The Touch opener just ROCKED! Jerry during IKO? he was in full hill-billy mode by then ripping the lyrics and the strings, after Bobby had laid the groundwork with a fully cowboy-energized Uncle/Big River.
it is crescendo after crescendo with this show. The stella is amazing, too.
Subject: wow - headphones recommended
Subject: Good Stuff
Subject: Jerry Fresh Off The Comeback
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